1.  What is the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom? The Harvard Club of the United Kingdom (HCUK) is a private club that operates on behalf of UK-based alumni of Harvard University.  HCUK is a charitable organisation run by volunteers with the mission of acting as Harvard’s ambassadors in the UK, creating a community and hub for all those with ties to the University (undergraduates, graduates and special programmes) in order for them to stay connected with Harvard itself, with each other, with current and future students, and with the broader UK society.
  2. Who is eligible to become a member of the club? Harvard University Alumni, current Harvard students, and HAA Associate Members, as defined by Harvard University here. "An alumnus/alumna is defined as an individual who has received a degree from any school at Harvard University or Radcliffe College, including honorary degrees." Associate membership is defined as follows: "An HAA Associate Member is defined as an individual who has not earned a degree from Harvard University or Radcliffe College but has enrolled in a degree program and completed at least one credit-granting course with a passing grade; or a non-degree individual who has completed a certificate program or programs of at least nine weeks cumulative duration. AM-qualifying programs must also have a qualified admissions process. In addition, the club may accespt others with a close connection to Harvard, such as faculty, fellows, and parents of students, at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
  3. What are the benefits of joining? Benefits are detailed here.
  4. Are there designated club facilities? HCUK does not have a clubhouse.  Club events take place at a variety of venues in London and elsewhere.  Club members may use the facilities of certain other clubs in London, as explained here
  5.  What is the membership year? Membership runs from the payment date for one year.
  6. How can I pay for membership? Members may pay by direct debit (information available soon) or credit card.  Details are here.
  7. Who can we contact to talk about membership? Verity Langley administers Club Membership and can be contacted at membership, or 
    Verity Langley
    Harvard Club UK Membership and Interview Coordinator
    c/o Red Fox
    PO Box 3087
    BN21 9GX
  8. We are interested in the Club's outreach activities or events.  How can we find out more? Please consult Outreach or Events.
  9. My user ID and password do not seem to work.  What do I do? 
    Harvard Alumni and Students: You must have a HarvardKey in order to register for membership. Details on obtaining one can be found here. 
    Non Harvard Alumni Guests: Please contact membership@hcuk.org.
  10. How do I register for an event? You must log in prior to registering for any events.  Once you've logged in, click on the event listing and follow the simple steps to register online.
  11. How can I update my profile? If you are a registered user of the Harvard Club of United Kingdom, website, you can access your account information by clicking on the "My Account" link at the top of the page.
  12. How can I change my user ID, password and e-mail address? If you are a registered user of the Harvard Club of United Kingdom website, you can access your account information by clicking on the "My Account" link at the top of the page.
  13. How can I find out the events for which I registered? 
       1. Click on the "My Account" link at the top of the page.
       2. Choose the "Orders" tab.
       3. See what you have purchased/ordered.
  14. How can I change my RSVP guest list for an event?
    1. Click on the "My Account" link at the top of the page.
    2. Choose the "RSVP" tab.
    3. Choose the event you like and click on the corresponding "edit list" link.
    4. Change any information that you'd like.
  15. Is there a tax-efficient way to donate to Harvard? Anyone who is resident in the UK for tax purposes can make a donation to Harvard University under the Gift Aid scheme.  This is administered by JustGiving and details are at Friends of Harvard
  16. Something doesn't seem to be working, what should I do? If something isn't working properly, please send an e-mail to webmaster@hcuk.org.